First post, by NovaCoder
I've now finished building my retro win98 machine, the aim was to build something that could run late DOS games well and also (obviously) win98 games.
I'd forgotten how much of a mix bag Dos compatibility was in win98, and I'm now experiencing it again first hand. I think back in the day I just gave up and switched to pure dos mode when I couldn't get something to run. I can't switch to pure dos mode on this new build because then I lose all USB input along with my soundcard 🙁
Some Dos games run just fine within win98 like Doom and Dune2 whereas many others either crash badly, won't install or require rebooting to pure dos. For example, I can't get any of these to run Descent, TFX, Syndicate, Duke Nukem.
I know that you can tweak the settings a bit in win98 to improve DOS compatibility, does anyone have a guide or is it done on a game by game basis. Maybe you just have to patch individual games to get them running? Or maybe it's just not possible to run most DOS games in Win98 with my setup?
These are my specs:
ASUS K8V SE
Geforce 4ti 200
Sound blaster Audigy 2zs